Water scarcity is threatening human civilization like never before. It is time for us to look to nature for solutions to overcome our water challenges and secure a more sustainable future for the planet.
Freshwater is the most important resource for human survival and development. It is also a condition for all life on our planet. Yet, while nearly 70% of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, only 2.5% is readily available freshwater.
Due to our unsustainable and linear management of water, freshwater scarcity has been increasingly perceived as a global systemic risk over the last few decades. Today, over a quarter of the world’s population currently lives in areas with potentially severe water scarcity.